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What is Impact Investing?


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What is Impact Investing?


 

Impact Investments

[im·pakt in·vest·ments]

NOUN: Investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

 

Source : Global Impact Investing Network

 

 
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Articles and Reports


Articles and Reports


 

General Impact Investing 

 
A Short Guide to Impact Investing, by The Case Foundation A fantastic, short introduction to impact investing, including many examples

A Short Guide to Impact Investing, by The Case Foundation

A fantastic, short introduction to impact investing, including many examples

 
 Impact Investing: The Performance Realities, by Anna Snider, Bank of America Merrill Lynch This important article surveys a wide range of studies and resources to debunk common myths and misunderstanding about the industry

 Impact Investing: The Performance Realities, by Anna Snider, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

This important article surveys a wide range of studies and resources to debunk common myths and misunderstanding about the industry


Jewish Values Focused

 
So, What Exactly is Impact Investing with Jewish Values?, by Beth deBeer and Avi Deutsch A framework for integrating Jewish values into the investment process by looking at investors’ motivations, the investment process, and different investment opportunities  

So, What Exactly is Impact Investing with Jewish Values?, by Beth deBeer and Avi Deutsch

A framework for integrating Jewish values into the investment process by looking at investors’ motivations, the investment process, and different investment opportunities
 

Tikkun Olam through Shareholder Advocacy, by Rabbi Jacob Siegel, JLens This article describes how the Jewish community can leverage its shareholder voting rights to influence corporations in areas relating to the social, environmental and Israel (anti-BDS) concerns

Tikkun Olam through Shareholder Advocacy, by Rabbi Jacob Siegel, JLens

This article describes how the Jewish community can leverage its shareholder voting rights to influence corporations in areas relating to the social, environmental and Israel (anti-BDS) concerns

 
Leaders or Laggards: The Role of Jewish Institutions in Impact Investing, by Avi Deutsch Jewish foundations and communal organizations have been curiously absent from the dialogue on impact investing. This article explores the reasons for this, and how it can be changed

Leaders or Laggards: The Role of Jewish Institutions in Impact Investing, by Avi Deutsch

Jewish foundations and communal organizations have been curiously absent from the dialogue on impact investing. This article explores the reasons for this, and how it can be changed

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation MRI / PRI Portfolio This document provides a detailed list of impact investments made by the foundation, totaling $4.5 million of the $10 million, or 3.6% (double Chai) of total assets, committed by the foundation  

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation MRI / PRI Portfolio

This document provides a detailed list of impact investments made by the foundation, totaling $4.5 million of the $10 million, or 3.6% (double Chai) of total assets, committed by the foundation
 

 
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Videos and Webinars


Videos and Webinars


Videos

Highlights from our Spring 2016 New York Pitch Event

Highlights from LAVAN's Spring 2016 New York Pitch Event featuring HelpAround, CodeMonkey, Intendu, and Rethink Pharmaceuticals

Investee Profile: MobileODT

Global Good and biomedical technology startup MobileODT discuss a new partnership where they will develop a new version of the startup's cervical cancer screening device

Webcast: A Beginner's Guide to Impact Investing in Israel

In this webcast, Avi Deutsch and Vanessa Bartram offer viewers an overview of the impact investing landscape, the Israeli ecosystem, and an introduction to LAVAN's work

Video: What are B Corps?

B Corps are leading a global movement of people using business as a force for good. In this video B-Labs, the creator of B Corps, shares their vision with the viewers